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INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINERS (IBC's) : OPTIONS
Some Intermediate Bulk Containers are able to have the inlet size varied in order to accommodate various filling requirements. The alteration of this option may contravene dangerous goods approvals in place, if in any doubt please contact our office and we will be pleased to advise as to the position of the desired container design.
DISCHARGE VALVE SIZE :
The cube designs are limited in their connection size, but the hopper bins have quite considerable size and design alternatives. Such as Slide, Butterfly and Mucon valves up to 200mm which can generally be fitted.
BREATHERS OR VENTS:
Breathers or vents can be fitted to most IBC designs. They are ideal where the dispensing of the IBC is to be carried out over longer periods, where a dusty environment exists, or where the product contained, gives off or generates gas which needs to be vented. It wouild be recommended that the user wishing to have such a device fitted to a dangerous goods approved container take this issue up with relevant local authority in order to ensure that no breach of the approval was made by fitting such a device.
COLOUR CODED TANK:
Whilst the standard colour of tank bottles in IBC's is offered which provides the best UV protection, other colours can be optional. We have many "standard" colours available off the shelf, please call our offices for details and we can you a colour card for your choice.
4 WAY ENTRY - MT1000 DESIGN ONLY:
The MT1000 in the standard form is a 2-way fork entry design, 4-way fork entry, is optional. An additional option comes with increased protection to the tank, by the addition of steel side panels which reduce the possibility of fork damage to the tank.
This innovation has increased the appeal of using Polyethylene resins, due to the ability to store compounds which would not have been possible, or unsuitable due to high colour or fragrance content, before the application of Fluoroseal process. This process is carried out after the part has been moulded. The moulding is placed into a chamber and flooded with fluorine gas, which impregnates the material and changes the chemical structure of the surface, reducing permeation. The result is in the majority of cases, most satisfactory, where a previously thought unsuitable material can be stored quite safely within the tank without degredation or taint occuring. This process is limited to size of moulding and is only suitable for tanks up to 100 litres currently.